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Legislation about Paid Family Leave active during 2016

This category contains legislation that relates to programs that fully or partially replace the wages of workers who take leave to care for a seriously ill family member or new child.

Bills

Caregiver Insurance Task Force

Oklahoma | Sponsor: Dunnington (D) | Latest Action: Second reading and referred to Rules Committee 02/03/15

Family Leave for Public Employees

Delaware | Latest Action: Assigned to House Appropriations Committee 03/24/16

Family Leave Insurance

Hawaii | Sponsor: Chun Oakland (D), Ihara (D), Baker (D), Espero (D), Galuteria (D)/Takayama (D), Aquino (D), Belatti (D), Brower (D), Cachola (D), Choy (D), Ichiyama (D), Ito (D), Luke (D), Mizuno (D), Onishi (D), Say (D), Woodson (D) | Latest Action: Conference committee meeting held 04/30/15

Family Leave Voluntary Insurance

Indiana | Sponsor: Tallian (D) | Latest Action: Introduced in Senate and referred to Committee on Pensions & Labor 01/06/16

Paid Adoption Leave

Michigan | Sponsor: Kosowski (D) | Latest Action: Introduced in House and referred to Committee on Commerce and Trade 02/19/15

Paid Adoption Leave for State Employees

Virginia | Sponsor: Garrett (R) | Latest Action: House Appropriations Committee continued to 2017 by voice vote 03/02/16

Paid Family and Medical Leave

Vermont | Sponsor: Sirotkin (D), Cummings (D) | Latest Action: Introduced in Senate and referred to Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs 01/05/16

Paid Family and Medical Leave

Connecticut | Sponsor: Senate Labor & Public Employees Committee

Paid Family and Medical Leave

Massachusetts | Sponsor: Gordon (D) | Latest Action: Substituted and passed by Senate Ways & Means Committee, full Senate 07/30/16

Paid Family and Medical Leave

Missouri | Sponsor: McCreery (D) | Latest Action: Second reading in House 02/15/16

Paid Family and Medical Leave

District of Columbia | Sponsor: Grosso (I), Silverman (I), Allen (D), Nadeau (D), May (D), McDuffie (D), Cheh (D) | Latest Action: Public hearing (scheduled) 02/11/16

Paid Family and Medical Leave

Massachusetts | Sponsor: Cabral (D) | Latest Action: Reporting date extended to 5/16/16 03/16/16

Paid Family and Medical Leave

Virginia | Sponsor: Levine (D) | Latest Action: Laid on the table in subcommittee (died) 01/28/16

Paid Family and Medical Leave

Georgia | Latest Action: Introduced in Senate and referred to Committee on Insurance & Labor 02/22/16

Paid Family and Medical Leave

Nebraska | Sponsor: Crawford | Latest Action: Indefinitely postponed 03/09/16

Paid Family and Medical Leave Ballot Question

Georgia | Latest Action: Introduced in Senate and referred to Committee on Insurance & Labor 02/17/16

Paid Family and Medical Leave Ballot Question

Georgia | Latest Action: Introduced in Senate and referred to Committee on Insurance & Labor 02/22/16

Paid Family and Medical Leave Study

Vermont | Sponsor: House Committee on Appropriations | Latest Action: Signed by Governor 03/08/16

Paid Family and Medical Leave Tax Credit

Connecticut | Sponsor: Hoydick (R)

Paid Family Leave

Washington | Sponsor: Robinson (D)/Keiser (D) | Latest Action: Reintroduced in both chambers 03/10/16

Paid Family Leave

New York | Sponsor: Budget Committee | Latest Action: Signed by Governor 04/04/16

Paid Family Leave

New York | Sponsor: Nolan (D)/Addabbo (D) | Latest Action: Assembly version died in Senate, returned to Assembly; re-referred to Labor Committee 01/06/16

Paid Family Leave

New York | Sponsor: Finch (R) | Latest Action: Introduced in Assembly and referred to Committee on Labor 02/26/16

Paid Family Leave

Hawaii | Sponsor: Mizuno (D), LoPresti (D)/Chun Oakland (D), Shimabukuro (D), Galuteria (D), Keith-Agaran (D) | Latest Action: Referred to House Committees on Labor & Public Employment and Finance 01/27/16

Paid Family Leave

Hawaii | Latest Action: Referred to Committees on Labor & Public Employment, Finance 01/27/16

Paid Family Leave

Hawaii | Sponsor: Souki (D)/Keith-Agaran (D), Kidani (D), Shimabukuro (D), Baker (D) | Latest Action: Senate-passed version sent to House Finance Committee 03/24/16

Paid Family Leave

Hawaii | Sponsor: LoPresti (D), Brower (D), Creagan (D), Kobayashi (D), Mizuno (D), Hashem (D) | Latest Action: Referred to Committees on Labor & Public Employment, Finance 01/29/15

Paid Family Leave

Minnesota | Sponsor: Sieben (D)/Winkler (D) | Latest Action: Amended and passed in Senate Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, re-referred to Finance Committee 03/25/15

Paid Family Leave

New York | Sponsor: Klein (D) | Latest Action: Re-Referred to Committee on Labor 01/06/16

Paid Family Leave

Illinois | Sponsor: Flowers (D) | Latest Action: Failed to meet crossover deadline, sent back to House Rules Committee 04/28/16

Paid Family Leave

New York | Sponsor: Jaffee (D) | Latest Action: Re-Referred to Committee on Labor 01/06/16

Paid Family Leave

Oklahoma | Sponsor: Dunnington (D) | Latest Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations and Budget 02/02/16

Paid Family Leave Expansion

California | Sponsor: Gomez (D) | Latest Action: Died pursuant to state constitution 01/31/16

Paid Family Leave Expansion

California | Latest Action: Signed by Governor 04/11/16

Paid Family Leave Expansion (siblings)

Rhode Island | Sponsor: Marcello (D), Hearn (D), Ajello (D), Tanzi (D)/Lombardi (D), Jabour (D), McCaffrey (D), Goodwin (D) | Latest Action: House Labor Committee recommended measure be held for further study; introduced in Senate and referred to Committee on Labor 02/11/16

Paid Family Leave Expansion (use of vacation time)

California | Sponsor: Garcia (D) | Latest Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance 03/03/16

Paid Family Leave Study

Tennessee | Sponsor: Fitzhugh (D)/Kyle (D) | Latest Action: Assigned to House Consumer & Human Resources Subcommittee; passed second consideration in Senate and referred to Commerce & Labor Committee 02/18/15

Paid Family Leave Tax Credit

Virginia | Sponsor: Farrell | Latest Action: Subcommittee recommended passing with amendments 01/21/16

Paid Leave Benefit Accounts (income tax deduction)

Connecticut | Sponsor: Hoydick (R), Candelora (R), Kokoruda (R)

Paid Leave Expansion - First Responders

New Jersey | Sponsor: Land (D), Andrzejczak (D)/Van Drew (D) | Latest Action: Introduced in Assembly and referred to Labor Committee 02/22/16

Paid Leave Expansion - Organ Donation

New Jersey | Sponsor: Benson (D), DeAngelo (D), Muoio (D) | Latest Action: Introduced in Assembly and referred to Labor Committee 01/27/16

Paid Maternity Leave

Kentucky | Sponsor: Kay (D) | Latest Action: Referred to Labor & Industry Committee 03/02/16

Paid Parental Leave

Florida | Sponsor: Bullard/Cruz | Latest Action: Died in Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee and House Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee 03/11/16

Paid Parental Leave

Michigan | Sponsor: Kosowski (D) | Latest Action: Introduced in House and referred to Committee on Commerce and Trade 01/15/15

Paid Parental Leave

New York | Sponsor: Peralta (D)/Simotas (D) | Latest Action: Re-referred to Assembly and Senate Labor Committees 01/06/16

Paid Parental Leave

Vermont | Sponsor: Cummings (D) | Latest Action: Introduced in Senate and referred to Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs 01/05/16

Paid Parental Leave

Vermont | Sponsor: Cummings (D) | Latest Action: Introduced in Senate and referred to Committee on Economic Development, Housing & General Affairs 02/26/15

Paid Parental Leave Employer Reimbursement

Minnesota | Sponsor: Mullery (D) | Latest Action: Introduced in House and referred to Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform 02/02/15

Paid Parental Leave for Public School Employees

California | Sponsor: Campos (D) | Latest Action: Referred to Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security 03/08/16

Paid Parental Leave for State Employees

Oklahoma | Sponsor: Inman (D)/Sparks (D) | Latest Action: Referred to Committee on Appropriations and Budget, General Government Subcommittee 02/02/16

Paid Parental Leave for State Employees

Oklahoma | Sponsor: Sparks (D) | Latest Action: Referred to Committees on Insurance; Appropriations 02/02/16

Paid Parental Leave for State Employees

Utah | Sponsor: Romero (D) | Latest Action: Struck after enacting clause, re-filed in House 03/10/16

Paid Parental Leave for State Employees

Missouri | Sponsor: Barnes (R) | Latest Action: Amended and passed by House Committee on Government Oversight and Accountability, 5-1 vote 03/07/16

TDI/TCI Private Right of Action

Rhode Island | Sponsor: Lombardi (D), Archambault (D), McCaffrey (D), DiPalma (D), Ciccone (D) | Latest Action: Committee recommended bill be indefinitely postponed and substitute be held for further study 04/13/16

Working Parents Act

Minnesota | Sponsor: Pappas (D)/Thissen (D) | Latest Action: Introduced in Senate and referred to Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development 02/23/15

Statutes

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This database provides short summaries of bills and statutes. The summaries are not intended to constitute legal advice. To find out how laws relate to your particular situation, you must contact a lawyer who specializes in employees’ rights, the Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division (1-866-4USWAGE), your state labor department and/or your union.
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